#71 Innovations in Cannabis, Zinc and Men’s Health, Mindfulness and Self-Confidence and Cancer Food Myths and Controversies

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on March 16, 2019 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss cannabis innovations with Shekhar Parmar, zinc for men’s health with Megan Horsley, mindfulness and confidence with Tracey Soghrati and Cancer Food Myths and Controversies with dietician Shauna Lindzon.

We specifically discuss:

Cannabis Innovations

  • The process of getting a cannabis product to market
  • The Canadian industry reputation
  • Is Canada “cutting edge” in terms of innovation?
  • Delivery Systems
  • Fostering business – federally, provincially
  • Closing window of advantage
  • University support – courses, research
  • Areas of innovation in the industry
  • Other cannibanoids
  • New delivery systems
  • Formulations of specific cannibanoid combinations for specific health issue

Zinc For Men’s Health

  • How does zinc help with men’s health
  • Testosterone/Estrogen
  • Sperm production
  • Antibacterial
  • Food sources of zinc
  • blood pressure reduction
  • cholesterol reduction
  • thyroid health
  • zinc in reproductive health

Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

  • Awareness of mindset
  • fixed vs. growth mindset
  • cognitive restructuring of fixed mindset
  • cognitive distortions
  • catastrophising
  • over-generalization
  • core-negative image
  • filtering
  • cultivating compassion for ourselves

Cancer Food Myths and Controversies

  • Soy/Cancer connection
  • whole soy vs. highly processed soy
  • phytoestrogens
  • Organic and Non GMO foods
  • Is coconut oil healthy?
  • Does sugar feed cancer?

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Harvest Medicine go here.

To read Megan’s article in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Tracey Soghrati go here.

To learn more about Shauna Lindzon go here.

#38 Enhancing Your Brain Power, The Myth of Sexual Normalcy, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids, Summer Wellness and The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on July 28, 2018 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss enhancing your brain power with Tawnya Ritco; the myth of sexual normalcy with Tonic Sex Expert Carlyle Jansen, Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids with Dr. Hance Clarke, Summer wellness with Dr. Jodi Larry ND and the top healthy pantry staples with Carolyn Tanner-Cohen.

Also….The Soul Segment with Lisa Marvin and Pure Beauty with Dr. Kristen Ma ND

We specifically discuss:

Enhancing Your Brain Power:

  • Exercise and Brain Health
  • Emotional Fitness
  • Mental Fitness
  • learning something new
  • Healthy Fats for the Brain
  • Sugar and the Brain
  • Foods for the Brain
  • Supplements for the Brain
  • Lion’s Mane, Curcamine, Magnesium

The Myth of Sexual Normalcy:

  • We want to be normal
  • What’s the frequency?
  • Body Image
  • The pressure of the sexual act

THE SOUL SEGMENT: Celebrity Reading – Tom Cruise

Medical Cannabis vs. Opioids:

  • Prescribing Opioids – knee jerk reaction
  • dampening the nervous system
  • prescribing pain medication
  • cannabis does have an affect on pain
  • recreational vs. medical cannabis
  • standards and testing of medical cannabis
  • institutional policy

PURE BEAUTY: Rosacea

Summer Wellness:

  • Balance fun with health
  • Alcohol: stay away from sugar
  • Tequila!
  • Hangover cure
  • Bring your own dessert
  • Leave out the burger and hotdog bun

The Top Healthy Pantry Staples

  • Frozen Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemons

Links:

For more information about show sponsor Purica go here.

To read Carlyle’s article on the myth of sexual normalcy in Tonic Magazine go here.

To learn more about Dr. Hance Clarke go here.

To learn more about Dr. Jodi Larry go here.

To learn more about Carolyn Tanner Cohen go here.

To learn more about Lisa Marvin go here.

To connect with Dr. Kristen Ma of Pure+ Simple go here.